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    Phoenix's Steve Nash looked on while being called for a foul during last night's 106-99 loss to Portland.
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PORTLAND, Ore. » Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat Phoenix 106-99 last night, snapping the Suns’ three-game winning streak.

The Suns led by as many as nine points early in the fourth quarter, but the Blazers, known for late-game meltdowns of late, tied it at 89 on Nicolas Batum’s layup and went in front on Aldridge’s two free throws with 3:38 left. Matthews made two more foul shots to extend Portland’s lead.

Channing Frye fouled out for the Suns when he was called for an offensive foul on a dunk, and Phoenix lost another chance to draw closer when Steve Nash missed an off-balance jumper.

Batum’s 3-pointer with 1:38 left put Portland ahead 96-89 and the Blazers led the rest of the way.

Nash had 24 points and 15 assists for Phoenix.

The Blazers made 32 of 33 free-throw attempts while playing without guard Andre Miller, who was serving a one-game suspension for making "excessive and unnecessary contact" with the Clippers’ Blake Griffin in Sunday’s game.

 

Mavericks 105, Warriors 100

Third-string center Ian Mahinmi had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and fourth-stringer Alexis Ajinca provided quality minutes to help host Dallas beat Golden State for their 10th straight victory.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Jason Terry had 20 and Caron Butler 19 — but that’s expected. The surprise was the performance by the backup big men, both from France.

Stephen Curry scored 21 points and David Lee had 20 for the Warriors.

 

Bobcats 100, Nuggets 98

Stephen Jackson scored 23 points and Charlotte held off visiting Denver to deny Nuggets coach George Karl his 1,000th NBA win.

Returning to North Carolina where he played in college and going up against his longtime friend and fellow former Tar Heel Larry Brown, Karl had hoped to become the seventh coach of the 1,000-win club in Charlotte.

 

Lakers 115, Wizards 108

Kobe Bryant scored 32 points, Lamar Odom added 24 points and seven rebounds, and host Los Angeles beat Washington for the eighth straight time.

Pau Gasol had 21 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers in their final home game before a seven-game, two-week trip that includes a rematch with Washington on Dec. 14.

Nick Young hit a career-best six 3-pointers while scoring 30 points in his hometown for the Wizards.

 

Hawks 116, Nets 101

Josh Smith scored a season-high 34 points to lead streaking Atlanta to another victory.

Brook Lopez led visiting New Jersey with 24 points.

 

Rockets 97, Pistons 83

Luis Scola had 35 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Rockets spoil Tracy McGrady’s return to Houston.

McGrady hit a 3-pointer with about 8 minutes left to get the Pistons within one, but Houston scored the next seven points to stretch the lead to 85-77 with 6 minutes remaining.

 

76ers 117, Cavaliers 97

Thaddeus Young had a season-high 26 points and Philadelphia picked up its fourth win in five games.

J.J. Hickson had 18 points for Cleveland.

 

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NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division W L Pct GB
Boston 16 4 .800
New York 13 9 .591 4
Toronto 8 13 .381 8 1/2
Philadelphia 7 14 .333 9 1/2
New Jersey 6 16 .273 11
Southeast Division W L Pct GB
Orlando 15 6 .714
Atlanta 15 8 .652 1
Miami 14 8 .636 1 1/2
Charlotte 8 13 .381 7
Washington 6 14 .300 8 1/2
Central Division W L Pct GB
Chicago 11 8 .579
Indiana 10 9 .526 1
Milwaukee 7 13 .350 4 1/2
Cleveland 7 14 .333 5
Detroit 7 15 .318 5 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division W L Pct GB
San Antonio 17 3 .850
Dallas 17 4 .810 1/2
New Orleans 13 7 .650 4
Houston 8 13 .381 9 1/2
Memphis 8 14 .364 10
Northwest Division W L Pct GB
Utah 16 6 .727
Denver 13 7 .650 2
Oklahoma City 14 8 .636 2
Portland 10 11 .476 5 1/2
Minnesota 5 16 .238 10 1/2
Pacific Division W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 15 6 .714
Phoenix 11 10 .524 4
Golden State 8 13 .381 7
L.A. Clippers 5 17 .227 10 1/2
Sacramento 4 15 .211 10

Yesterday
Atlanta 116, New Jersey 101
Charlotte 100, Denver 98
Philadelphia 117, Cleveland 97
Dallas 105, Golden State 100
Houston 97, Detroit 83
Portland 106, Phoenix 99
L.A. Lakers 115, Washington 108

Today
Denver at Boston, 2 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 2 p.m.
Toronto at New York, 2:30 p.m.
Indiana at Milwaukee, 3 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 3 p.m.
Detroit at New Orleans, 3 p.m.
Golden State at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m.
Memphis at Phoenix, 4 p.m.
Miami at Utah, 4 p.m.
Washington at Sacramento, 5 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 5:30 p.m.

Tomorrow
Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.
New Jersey at Dallas, 3:30 p.m.
Orlando at Portland, 5:30 p.m.

 

Hawks 116, Nets 101

NEW JERSEY
Outlaw 1-4 0-0 3, Humphries 3-7 2-2 8, Lopez 8-16 8-11 24, Harris 2-8 13-16 18, Morrow 4-9 0-0 10, Favors 1-2 2-4 4, James 5-9 0-0 10, Farmar 5-10 3-4 16, Petro 2-3 0-0 4, Ross 2-2 0-0 4, Uzoh 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-71 28-37 101.

ATLANTA
Jos.Smith 14-16 4-7 34, Horford 10-18 4-5 24, Collins 1-1 1-2 3, Bibby 4-6 1-2 11, M.Williams 2-6 3-4 7, Pachulia 1-3 0-2 2, Ja.Crawford 11-17 2-3 26, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Powell 1-2 0-2 2, Wilkins 2-4 0-0 4, Teague 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 47-78 16-28 116.

New Jersey 26 21 24 30 101
Atlanta 27 33 23 33 116

3-Point Goals–New Jersey 7-16 (Farmar 3-7, Morrow 2-5, Harris 1-1, Outlaw 1-2, James 0-1), Atlanta 6-16 (Jos.Smith 2-2, Bibby 2-4, Ja.Crawford 2-4, Teague 0-1, Evans 0-1, M.Williams 0-2, Wilkins 0-2). Fouled Out–Collins. Rebounds–New Jersey 44 (Humphries 7), Atlanta 46 (Horford 10). Assists–New Jersey 25 (Harris 13), Atlanta 34 (Jos.Smith 7). Total Fouls–New Jersey 24, Atlanta 25. Technicals–New Jersey defensive three second. A–14,273 (18,729).

 

Bobcats 100, Nuggets 98

DENVER
Anthony 8-21 6-10 22, Williams 1-2 0-0 2, Nene 4-6 4-5 12, Billups 5-13 11-12 25, Afflalo 3-8 2-3 9, Smith 5-9 0-0 14, Harrington 2-8 2-2 7, Forbes 1-2 0-0 3, Lawson 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 31-73 25-32 98.

CHARLOTTE
Wallace 7-17 5-11 20, Diaw 5-9 0-0 10, Mohammed 1-2 0-0 2, Augustin 7-11 1-1 18, Jackson 8-22 2-2 23, K.Brown 0-0 1-2 1, McGuire 1-4 0-0 2, Thomas 6-8 4-4 16, Livingston 4-5 0-0 8. Totals 39-78 13-20 100.

Denver 16 31 29 22 98
Charlotte 21 31 24 24 100

3-Point Goals–Denver 11-27 (Smith 4-6, Billups 4-8, Forbes 1-1, Harrington 1-4, Afflalo 1-5, Anthony 0-1, Lawson 0-2), Charlotte 9-20 (Jackson 5-11, Augustin 3-6, Wallace 1-2, Diaw 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Denver 45 (Anthony, Nene 7), Charlotte 50 (Jackson, Wallace 9). Assists–Denver 17 (Billups, Lawson 5), Charlotte 22 (Jackson 7). Total Fouls–Denver 20, Charlotte 23. Technicals–Billups, K.Brown, Thomas. A–15,737 (19,077).

 

76ers 117, Cavaliers 97

CLEVELAND
Graham 4-5 0-0 8, Hickson 6-12 6-8 18, Varejao 2-6 0-0 4, M.Williams 7-16 0-0 15, Parker 2-5 1-2 5, Jamison 4-10 0-0 10, Gibson 6-10 0-0 16, Sessions 4-5 3-4 11, J.Williams 1-5 0-0 2, Hollins 1-2 0-0 2, Powe 2-2 2-3 6, Moon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-78 12-17 97.

PHILADELPHIA
Iguodala 3-12 7-8 13, Brand 6-10 0-2 12, Hawes 4-6 1-2 10, Holiday 5-14 6-6 16, Meeks 6-13 0-0 16, Young 11-12 3-3 26, L.Williams 5-10 8-9 19, Nocioni 1-1 0-0 3, Turner 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 42-81 25-30 117.

Cleveland 26 28 20 23 97
Phila. 35 31 23 28 117

3-Point Goals–Cleveland 7-17 (Gibson 4-6, Jamison 2-3, M.Williams 1-6, J.Williams 0-1, Parker 0-1), Philadelphia 8-23 (Meeks 4-9, Nocioni 1-1, Young 1-1, Hawes 1-1, L.Williams 1-3, Iguodala 0-4, Holiday 0-4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Cleveland 36 (Varejao 8), Philadelphia 52 (Hawes 12). Assists–Cleveland 22 (M.Williams 7), Philadelphia 22 (Iguodala, Holiday 7). Total Fouls–Cleveland 22, Philadelphia 14. A–10,662 (20,318).

 

Mavericks 105, Warriors 100

GOLDEN STATE
D.Wright 7-16 0-0 17, Lee 9-22 2-6 20, Biedrins 4-5 0-0 8, Curry 8-16 2-2 21, Ellis 7-17 2-5 18, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Amundson 2-4 0-0 4, Gadzuric 3-4 0-0 6, Radmanovic 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 42-90 6-13 100.

DALLAS
Butler 8-18 1-2 19, Nowitzki 10-18 3-4 25, Haywood 2-3 0-1 4, Kidd 1-7 0-0 3, Stevenson 3-6 0-0 7, Marion 2-8 2-2 6, Terry 8-12 3-3 20, Mahinmi 2-5 8-10 12, Barea 2-6 2-3 6, Ajinca 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 39-87 20-27 105.

Golden State 26 22 24 28 100
Dallas 27 23 21 34 105

3-Point Goals–Golden State 10-20 (Curry 3-5, D.Wright 3-7, Ellis 2-3, Radmanovic 2-4, Williams 0-1), Dallas 7-20 (Nowitzki 2-3, Butler 2-5, Terry 1-2, Stevenson 1-2, Kidd 1-5, Marion 0-1, Barea 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Golden State 54 (Biedrins, D.Wright 11), Dallas 56 (Mahinmi 10). Assists–Golden State 24 (Ellis, Lee 7), Dallas 22 (Kidd 7). Total Fouls–Golden State 20, Dallas 10. Technicals–Golden State defensive three second. A–19,593 (19,200).

 

Rockets 97, Pistons 83

DETROIT
Prince 5-12 0-0 10, Maxiell 2-4 0-0 4, Wallace 2-4 0-2 4, Stuckey 6-14 5-5 18, Hamilton 3-9 0-0 6, McGrady 3-6 4-4 11, Monroe 1-1 5-6 7, Gordon 3-11 1-2 9, Wilcox 1-3 0-0 2, Daye 4-6 2-2 12, Bynum 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 30-72 17-21 83.

HOUSTON
Battier 3-4 0-1 7, Scola 16-25 3-4 35, Hayes 1-4 1-1 3, Lowry 7-13 4-5 22, Martin 3-8 14-15 21, Miller 0-6 0-0 0, Lee 0-4 0-0 0, Budinger 2-6 1-3 6, Hill 1-1 0-0 2, Taylor 0-1 1-2 1, Jeffries 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-72 24-31 97.

Detroit 24 21 21 17 83
Houston 29 25 21 22 97

3-Point Goals–Detroit 6-17 (Daye 2-2, Gordon 2-6, McGrady 1-1, Stuckey 1-4, Bynum 0-1, Prince 0-1, Hamilton 0-2), Houston 7-14 (Lowry 4-6, Battier 1-1, Martin 1-2, Budinger 1-2, Lee 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Miller 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Detroit 44 (Wallace, Prince 8), Houston 48 (Scola 12). Assists–Detroit 14 (Stuckey 5), Houston 20 (Lowry 12). Total Fouls–Detroit 21, Houston 16. Technicals–Hamilton 2, Detroit Coach Kuester, Detroit defensive three second, Miller, Houston defensive three second. Ejected–Hamilton. A–14,798 (18,043).

 

Trail BlazerS 106, Suns 99

PHOENIX
Hill 11-18 1-2 23, Barron 1-3 5-6 7, Frye 4-8 2-2 13, Nash 10-16 4-5 24, Richardson 3-8 0-0 6, Dudley 4-9 2-2 13, Warrick 1-4 3-4 5, Turkoglu 2-4 0-0 6, Dragic 0-2 0-0 0, Childress 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-73 17-21 99.

PORTLAND
Batum 5-9 0-0 12, Aldridge 5-11 10-10 20, Camby 2-6 2-2 6, Roy 5-15 9-9 20, Matthews 7-15 7-8 24, Mills 4-9 1-1 9, Przybilla 0-0 2-2 2, Fernandez 4-6 1-1 11, Cunningham 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-74 32-33 106.

Phoenix 23 24 28 24 99
Portland 29 22 18 37 106

3-Point Goals–Phoenix 8-16 (Frye 3-4, Dudley 3-5, Turkoglu 2-2, Nash 0-1, Richardson 0-4), Portland 8-24 (Matthews 3-8, Fernandez 2-3, Batum 2-5, Roy 1-4, Mills 0-4). Fouled Out–Frye, Barron, Fernandez. Rebounds–Phoenix 46 (Hill 8), Portland 36 (Aldridge 6). Assists–Phoenix 27 (Nash 15), Portland 24 (Mills 7). Total Fouls–Phoenix 28, Portland 21. A–20,151 (19,980).

 

Lakers 115, Wizards 108

WASHINGTON
Thornton 1-5 0-0 2, Yi 2-3 3-5 7, McGee 2-4 1-2 5, Wall 7-14 6-6 22, Arenas 8-17 5-5 23, Armstrong 0-0 0-2 0, Young 10-18 4-4 30, Hinrich 1-4 0-0 3, Booker 7-9 0-0 14, Gee 0-0 0-0 0, Seraphin 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 38-76 21-26 108.

L.A. LAKERS
Artest 3-8 3-4 9, Odom 8-12 8-9 24, Gasol 7-18 7-8 21, Fisher 3-11 1-1 8, Bryant 12-23 7-9 32, Blake 3-5 0-0 9, Brown 4-8 2-2 12, Barnes 0-1 0-2 0, Caracter 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 40-89 28-35 115.

Washington 23 33 28 24 108
L.A. Lakers 36 33 18 28 115

3-Point Goals–Washington 11-27 (Young 6-11, Wall 2-5, Arenas 2-8, Hinrich 1-1, Thornton 0-2), L.A. Lakers 7-25 (Blake 3-4, Brown 2-4, Fisher 1-4, Bryant 1-6, Barnes 0-1, Odom 0-2, Artest 0-4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Washington 45 (McGee 6), L.A. Lakers 54 (Gasol 14). Assists–Washington 27 (Wall 14), L.A. Lakers 26 (Gasol 8). Total Fouls–Washington 31, L.A. Lakers 20. Technicals–Fisher. A–18,997 (18,997).

 

Leaders

Through last night

Scoring

  G FG FT PTS AVG
Durant, OKC 18 157 155 494 27.4
Bryant, LAL 21 192 149 561 26.7
Stoudemire, NY 22 206 139 556 25.3
Nowitzki, DAL 21 202 103 523 24.9
Rose, CHI 18 172 78 448 24.9
Ellis, GS 21 201 89 521 24.8
Gordon, LAC 20 156 149 486 24.3
James, MIA 22 172 156 522 23.7
Westbrook, OKC 22 172 171 521 23.7
Anthony, DEN 20 157 127 455 22.8
Martin, HOU 21 130 165 470 22.4
Williams, UTAH 22 162 123 480 21.8
Beasley, MIN 19 166 65 414 21.8
Wade, MIA 21 158 128 456 21.7

Field-goal percentage

  FG FGA PCT
Hilario, DEN 87 139 .626
Gasol, MEM 96 155 .619
Young, PHI 110 185 .595
Horford, ATL 164 278 .590
Johnson, TOR 78 133 .586
Odom, LAL 133 228 .583
Howard, ORL 139 240 .579
McGee, WAS 81 140 .579
Ibaka, OKC 92 160 .575
Nowitzki, DAL 202 365 .553

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